Monthly Archives: October 2015

Coming to Identify as Demiromantic, Maybe?

My romantic orientation as an experience might be constant, but the label I use to describe it has changed many times. It was only last week that I realized I’m probably demiromantic. Even after thinking about my romantic orientation for … Continue reading

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Updating the Map: Romantic Attraction and Friendship vs. Romance

This post is for the October 2015 Carnival of Aces. The theme is aromanticism and the aromantic spectrum. Cross-posted to Prismatic Entanglements. Until relatively recently, I never considered whether I might be on the aromantic spectrum. It was patently obvious … Continue reading

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Linkspam: October 30th, 2015

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments! Ace Blogging lunasspecto wrote about his thoughts on the word “allosexual.” Kayleigh … Continue reading

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Learning to Understand my Aromanticism

This post is for the October Carnival of Aces. There’s nothing gray or fluid about my aromanticism; as with my asexuality, it seems to be total and lifelong. Yet, I’ve always found it difficult to write about being aromantic, despite … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: October 28th, 2015

What sort of ethical protocol do you think people researching or reporting on aces outside of our community should follow? 

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Linkspam: October 23rd, 2015

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments! Asexual Awareness Week Projects Asexual Awareness Week Reblogs will be collecting a … Continue reading

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Overcoming Past Experience

On 14 March 2015, I stood at the front of a lecture room, ready to present a PowerPoint, and was astounded when people actually started walking in. It was the 5th annual Louisiana Queer Conference and I had been invited to … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: October 20th, 2015

Are you doing anything for Asexual Awareness Week? There’s an impressive list of projects going on right now.  I particularly want to plug the Live Q&A Panel tomorrow, which will include a couple contributors to The Asexual Agenda. I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Linkspam: October 16th, 2015

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments! trisaratopsasaurus is asking for submissions to a video for Asexual Awareness Week. … Continue reading

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Ace Survivors as Rhetorical Devices (part two): Using Ace Survivors to Win Political Arguments

This series can be read on The Asexual Agenda, Resources for Ace Survivors, and Concept Awesome. Trigger warnings: mentions of sexual violence, including corrective and coercive rape; manipulation of survivors and their stories for political means; statements implying that all … Continue reading

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